22 Oct GERD patients benefit by being treated for H. pylori infection
This recently published research studied the benefit of eradicating h. pylori in patients that have been diagnosed with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study enrolled 29 H. pylori positive patients who also had been diagnosed with GERD. After administration of triple therapy the H. pylori was successful eradicated in all the patients as confirmed by the urea breath test. Post eradication, the patients were then evaluated by the DeMeester symptom scoring with 82.8% showing improvement. While a larger study is needed to confirm these results It may be worthwhile to test GERD patients for H. pylori and treat if positive.
Ref: Ann Gastroenterol. 2014; 27 (4): 352-356.